The Egypt Exploration Society Congress

The Egypt Exploration Society Congress (formerly the British Egyptology Congress) provides a platform for international researchers to present their ongoing projects and discoveries to a broad audience of peers and the interested public through presentations or posters.

Presentations can be given by scholars at all levels of their career including independent researchers with no current affiliation. Presenters do not need to be British or be based in Britain to present.

The Congress is held by the Egypt Exploration Society every two years in collaboration with a British host institution. Applications to host EESCon will be advertised on the EES website in the intervening years immediately following a Congress.

In 2022, the sixth EES Congress will be hosted by Swansea University and the Egypt Centre (hence the choice of banner image). It is currently expected that the Congress will be held across a mix of online and hybrid events in September 2022.

The Egypt Exploration Society is delighted to be partnering with Swansea University and the Egypt Centre to organise the sixth EES Congress (formerly the British Egyptology Congress, BEC) in September 2022.

The Congress will be held across a mix of online and hybrid events in September, and it is hoped will culminate in an in-person / hybrid day on Saturday 1st October 2022.

EESCon provides a platform for researchers to present their ongoing projects and discoveries to a broad audience of peers and the interested public through presentations or posters.

Presentations can focus on a wide range of topics including but not limited to:

  • Archaeology and current fieldwork
  • Language and texts
  • Art and craft
  • Trade and communication
  • Conservation
  • Medicine
  • Reception
  • The history of Egyptology and collecting
  • Museum or archive studies
  • Religion
  • Material culture
  • Heritage engagement and management
  • Environmental studies
  • Domestic archaeology
  • Object-based learning
  • Best practice in Egyptological teaching

Papers can cover any period of Egyptian history as well as the impact of Egyptian heritage on the modern world and can be given by anyone involved in current research. Time will be available for presenting the posters online.

Abstracts for a 20-minute presentation should be submitted by 17:00 on 25th February 2022 to [email protected]. They should not exceed 150 words. Presentations should be given in English and presenters should expect questions following their paper.

Poster presenters must follow the template provided (A1, landscape). They will be made available on the Congress website as a downloadable pdf alongside the abstract. Abstracts not exceeding 150 words are to be submitted to [email protected] by 17:00 on 25th February 2022.

Abstracts will be considered by a panel made up of representatives from the organising institutions and confirmation will be mailed by 29th April 2022. Conference registration will open on 6th May 2022.

Please indicate on your submission whether you prefer to present in-person or online.

Download a copy of this call for papers